What is Direct Billing?

What is Direct Billing?

If you have benefits through work or a supplemental insurance plan, it’s likely you have an eye and vision allowance. Depending on your plan, you could claim the cost of an eye exam and money for corrective eyewear. At Hakim Optical, we make it easy for you to claim all your benefits by offering direct billing to insurance companies.

With direct billing, you don’t need to pre-pay for eye care services, submit invoices to your insurer, and then wait to be reimbursed. Instead, just present your insurance information at your local Hakim Optical location and we’ll bill the insurance company directly, so you’re not paying out of pocket for covered expenses.

Currently, we’re able to process direct billing for the following insurance companies:

  • GreenShield
  • MEDAVE | BLUE CROSS
  • CINUP
  • Chambers of Commerce Group Insurance
  • Cowan
  • Desjardins
  • GroupHEALTH
  • GroupSource
  • Johnston Group Inc.
  • First Canadian
  • Great West Life
  • Industrial Alliance
  • Johnson Inc.
  • Manulife Financial
  • Maximum Benefit
  • Sunlife Financial
  • Manion
  • Veterans Affairs

It’s important to note that while we do accept the Ministry of Community and Social Services (ODSP) and First Nations (NIHB) benefits, currently these benefits are not eligible for online billing.

Generally, eye and vision insurance benefits can be used on eye exams, prescription glasses, prescription sunglasses and contact lenses. If you have any questions about direct billing or do not see your insurance on the above list, contact your nearest Hakim Optical location. Some locations process direct billing for additional insurance providers.

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